The Studierendenrat is the highest so-called legislative body of the Constituted Student Body (“Verfasste Studierendenschaft“) at Heidelberg University. It consists of members from the student councils (including computational linguistics, yay!) and representatives from university-wide elected lists (e.g. Jusos, RCDS, GHG, Liste…).
Our student council provides one seat. The office is held by all on a voluntary basis, only the chairperson and the minute taker receive a small expense allowance.
What is it about?
The StuRa deals with various (higher education) political issues in its meetings: teaching reform, Occupy protests in Frankfurt, redistribution of quality assurance funding (QuaSiMi), etc.
It also finances student projects and initiatives. It receives the money for this when you enrol or re-register: a certain amount of the semester fee (the so-called VS fee) always goes to the committee.
Who’s in it?
Our representative in the StuRa is (office term: Winter Semester 2021/2022 and Summer Semester 2022):
When is the meeting?
The StuRa normally meets fortnightly on Tuesday evenings from 7pm in the Physics lecture theatre on Alfred-Überle-Straße. The StuRa office is also located on the same street next to the Institute of Ethnology. The best way to reach these buildings by public transport is to get off at Brückenstraße or Bergstraße.
You can find the exact dates on the StuRa site.
Who do I need to contact?
If you have a concern that you think should be discussed in the StuRa, please contact the current representative of computational linguistics in the StuRa or the student council so that a motion on your topic can be prepared. This will then be submitted to the chair of the meeting up to six days before the next meeting and, if it meets the formal requirements, it will be added to the agenda.
It shall then be submitted to the plenary for discussion and voted on at the following meeting, unless a request for urgency is made beforehand.
You can find more information on the Studierendenrat website.
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